Pigmented Paget disease--a diagnostic pitfall mimicking melanoma.

  title={Pigmented Paget disease--a diagnostic pitfall mimicking melanoma.},
  author={Fredrik Petersson and D Maya Ivan and Dmitry V Kazakov and Michael Michal and Victor G Prieto},
  journal={The American Journal of dermatopathology},
  volume={31 3},
Pigmented mammary and extramammary Paget disease are rare entities in both males and females that mimic melanoma both clinically and histologically. Furthermore, Paget disease can be associated with increased number of benign melanocytes, thus resulting in additional diagnostic difficulty, especially when only hematoxylin and eosin-stained sections are examined and a limited immunohistochemical study is performed. Using standard hematoxylin and eosin-stained sections and routine… CONTINUE READING

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